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STAFFEX 18-5 strengthens 9th Air Force Joint Task Force skills
Airmen with the Ninth Air Force J-1 Manpower and Personnel Directorate discuss the Staff Exercise 18-5 joint manning document for the exercise scenario located in the U.S. Southern Command theater, Aug. 15, 2018, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The J-1 directorate not only maintains the JMD but is also the focal point for personnel support actions, and manages and synchronizes the level of personnel support provided to the task force during all phases of an operation. STAFFEX 18-5 was part of the training plan for Ninth Air Force to become a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters as directed by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)